[Translators-l] Where are we with the fundraiser?

Arwel Parry arwelp at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 02:24:46 UTC 2010

Err, guys - Eleri would be a she. :)

Arwel Parry

On 20 Nov 2010, at 01:57, "pbeaudette at wikimedia.org" <pbeaudette at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Ah,  I thought he was referring to the link on the centralnotice banners.  
> _______________________________
> Philippe Beaudette 
> Wikimedia Foundation,  Inc. 
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> From: "Casey Brown" <lists at caseybrown.org>
> Date: Fri, Nov 19, 2010 7:51 pm
> Subject: [Translators-l] Where are we with the fundraiser?
> To: "Wikimedia Translators" <translators-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Eleri James <elerijms at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > The latest version of the appeal banner links to the appeal letter, with donation
> > messages which are on the Fundraising 2010/core messages for translation at
> > meta, rather than the Donate interface extension messages at translatewiki.net.
> > I completed the translation of the new core messages (including the text of the
> > latest site notice) 3 days ago, since it seemed urgent to translate something
> > which has already been put to use in the Fundraiser. Presumably the volunteers
> > who are able to publish these are just snowed under, but I want to request
> > publication anyway. It is really annoying to have the site message appear in
> > English.
> >
> I just opened up the Welsh Wikipedia and I see a Welsh banner
> ("Darllenwch: / Apêl bersonol gan / Jimmy Wales, sylfaenydd
> Wicipedia") that links me to a Welsh donation page:
> <http://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=WMFJA1/cy>.
> > When site notices were posted for all foundation wikis together, it used to be
> > that a link to the translation pages on meta was provided on the site notice. The
> > site banner this year has no such link. Is this deliberate? Would you consider
> > putting a link up just for a few days, to encourage more translations?
> Good point!  That wasn't deliberate actually, I think we all just
> forgot to update the local Meta-Wiki sitenotice to link to the
> fundraising translation pages.  I added a note, just like last year:
> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/?diff=2215352>
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Philippe Beaudette
> <pbeaudette at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > -- It was deliberate.  The issue was this: each link that leads to anywhere but the donation
> > pages from the banner results in an "abandon" rate, which means that people got distracted
> > from taking the single path that we need them to: directly to the donation page.  Those
> > abandon rates are substantial... on the scale of hundreds of thousands of link follows.
> I don't think Eleri is talking about links on *foundationwiki*, I
> think he's talking about ones on *metawiki*.  He wanted a link in the
> Meta-Wiki sitenotice to the fundraising translation pages so that
> visitors from other wikis looking for the materials to translate them
> could find them more easily. :-)
> --
> Casey Brown
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